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Ellena, Elena, Elenna, Elina, Elin, Ellin

(16 Posts)
dowotmakesuhappy Tue 14-Nov-17 11:42:47

Based the spellings, how would you pronounce these 6 names?

BertrandRussell Tue 14-Nov-17 11:45:47

I would assume Elena and Ellen.

But I would really wonder why you weren't using the traditional spelling and why you wanted to make your dd's life even a tiny bit more difficult for no good reason.

IVflytrap Tue 14-Nov-17 12:46:57

Eh-leh-na, maybe Eh-layna or Eh-lenna (have heard all 3)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 14-Nov-17 12:49:24

❤️ Elin

RatRolyPoly Tue 14-Nov-17 12:52:08

Agree with IVFlytrap.

I'll also add that I wouldn't pronounce any of them the same as you would "Eleanor".

butteriesplease Tue 14-Nov-17 12:52:37

Ellena - elle-en-ah
Elena, -elle-ay-na
Elenna, -el-enna
Elina, - el -eena
Elin, -ay-llin
Ellin - ell-in

could you not just use Eleanor or Ellen or Aileen? Lots of the difference in pronunciation will be due to regional differences I expect.

OwlKiss Tue 14-Nov-17 12:55:34

Ellen-a emphasis on first syllable
Ell-enna emphasis on second syllable
Ey-lin (to rhyme with Michael/Sarah Palin)

GrockleBocs Tue 14-Nov-17 12:58:21

Ellena, - El en ah
Elena, -Eh lay nor
Elenna, - El en ah
Elina, - Eh lee nah
Elin, - Ell in (Welsh spelling)
Ellin - Ell in

dowotmakesuhappy Tue 14-Nov-17 13:00:27

It's not for my child. I love looking at the lists of names that are released each year and was perusing the 2016 list of girls names and couldn't working out how they were pronounced.

Mamabear4180 Wed 15-Nov-17 19:18:55

I'm not sure. Elena seems the only correct name?

I have an Eliana.

SuperBeagle Wed 15-Nov-17 21:33:47

Ellena, Elena, Elenna, Elina, Elin, Ellin (10 Posts)

Ellena = ELLE-en-ah.

Elena = elle-EE-nah.

Elenna = eh-LEN-ah.

Elina = elle-EE-nah (like Elena)

Elin = EE-lyn.

Ellen = EH-lyn (like Ellen)

Capitals to represent where the emphasis in the name is.

Glumglowworm Sat 18-Nov-17 16:35:20

Elin is Welsh and is EH-lin

I'd pronounce Ellin the same as Elin
Elena Ellena and Elenna all eh-len-ah
Elina eh-lee-na

Elin is the only one I'm confident I'm right on though

OhPoop Sat 18-Nov-17 20:38:38

First 3 all the same Ell-a-nah

Then El-ee-nah for Elina/Ellina

Elina I’d say EL-Lyn-A

OhPoop Sat 18-Nov-17 20:39:45

Whoops Elin I’d say was ELL-LYN

CancellyMcChequeface Sat 18-Nov-17 20:48:40

Ellena - EH-leh-na
Elena - eh-LAY-na
Elenna - eh-LEN-ah
Elina - eh-LEE-nah
Elin - EE-lin
Ellin - ELL-in

wooster16 Sun 19-Nov-17 01:45:10


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